If you suffer from recurrent bladder infections, or even the occasional one, you may want to seriously consider the natural option called “D-Mannose” instead of antibiotics – not only to cure your infection, but to prevent it from happening in the first place!
Every woman who is plagued by bladder infections, whether recurrent or once in a long while, needs to know about D-Mannose. What is D-Mannose? It is a naturally-occurring sugar found in the barf of common trees like birch. And what does it do for the bladder? Well, if a woman consumes the recommended amount of D-Mannose, it is going to work a miracle. Here is how:
The common reason for bladder infections is the bacteria known as E-Coli. When the bladder is overrun with this type of bacteria, it causes infection inside the bladder and it rather difficult to get rid of because the E-Coli likes to cling and feed on the walls of the bladder. But when D-Mannose is introduced to the bladder, the E-Coli much more prefers to feast on it instead of the walls of the bladder. When it does this, swimming over to the sugar and clinging tight for a tasty feast, it is then when the bladder has the chance to flush the sugar along with the bacteria right out of the bladder!
It is great to use a preventative measure, but amazingly D-Mannose also works when you are already in the process of experiencing a UTI – much unlike other natural methods which are better used for preventative means rather than curative (such as cranberry).
What is the typical cost of D-Mannose? You can find a 3 oz. bottle of powder for as low as $15, on up. The powder form seems to be favored over capsules, but you can take your pick which one works best for you. Check out websites like SwansonVitamins.com for great deals on D-Mannose. The store called The Vitamin Shoppe does a good job in supplying D-Mannose in the section for females.
For preventative measures, the recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon, taken daily, mixed into your favorite beverage (if you are using the powder form). If you are already infected, take a deep breath and begin administering 3 tablespoons daily until the symptoms disappear (you may want to spread each tablespoon out throughout the day).
Or, is the cause of your recurrent bladder infections sexual intercourse? D-Mannose works great for that, too. Take 1 teaspoon of D-Mannose before intercourse, and 1 teaspoon afterword, preferably in addition to your preventative measure of 1 teaspoon daily. Be sure to urinate before and after sex to keep a clean tract.
This stuff really does work. You will be very excited to discover how relatively easy and effective D-Mannose is, and you will feel great relief when you feel you are freed from enslavement to antibiotics!
For more information like this about D-Mannose, visit http://www.healingtherapies.info/D-Mannose.htm or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannose.